Meshia Clarke

Ms. Meshia Clarke currently serves as Capacity Development Expert for the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC). In this role, Ms. Clarke has responsibility for leading the implementation of all capacity building initiatives to be executed under this Programme. This includes leading the implementation of efforts towards the completion of an initial capacity building needs assessment which captures the situational analysis of the CARICOM member states and their current capacities in meeting their sustainable energy goals.  Human resource development of the Caribbean energy sector’s technical professionals is critical to TAPSEC’s capacity-building component. To this end, the TAPSEC Programme will support efforts leading to the organization of practical training for our policy practitioners, regulators and private sector professionals.

Ms Clarke plays a leading role in mainstreaming long-term capacity building structures for regional institutions such as the Caribbean Examination Council®, the University of the West Indies and the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. More specifically, these capacity building initiatives include supporting the CXC® in “greening” the CESC® and CAPE® syllabi; technical support to the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies in establishing a Centre of Excellence for Smart Grid Technology and Training; and supporting collaboration within the Regional Universities Network (RUN).

Before joining the TAPSEC team, Ms Clarke was the Executive Director of the Barbados Regional Energy Association (BREA) and was also selected in 2018 to participate in the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP). She currently holds a Master of Science Degree in International Trade Policy with (Distinction) and Bachelor of Arts Degree with (First Class Honours) from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

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